24 Apr '12, 11am

All electric racing car utilises breakthrough technology - New Electronics

All electric racing car utilises breakthrough technology - New Electronics

It is therefore exciting when a premier UK motorsport manufacturer teams up with the former Minister of State for Science and Innovation to develop and race the LMP1; an all electric Le Mans Prototype car. "We see a tremendous business proposition and opportunity," says Lord Drayson, managing partner at Drayson Racing Technologies and current president of the Motorsport Industry Association. "I am certainly not doing this as an enthusiast." Lord Drayson has long been an advocate of introducing cleaner technologies to motorsport, beginning with a bioethanol powered Aston Martin DBRS9 car in the 2009 British GT Championship, followed by a 'flex fuel' LMP1 car in 2010, developed in association with Lola and powered by a Judd V10 engine. "We raced that very successfully and came third in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup behind Peugeot and Audi," says Lord Drayson. "And we got ...

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